Mathew Collins is appointed broking director at Chelmsford-based FMW. He will be responsible for the company's liaison with Lloyd's, as well as with London and provincial insurance companies, and for developing new products. He has been with the group since 1992.

Marsh UK
David Irvine is appointed director at the Belfast office of Marsh UK. He has more than 20-years experience and is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.

Bland Bankart
Bland Bankart makes two new appointments to the board. Peter Brown is appointed the group's development director and Neil Emerson is appointed the group's marketing director, in addition to his current role as managing director of the risk services company.


Les Schroeter is appointed business manager for long-term care at BUPA. He will be working within the intermediary sales channel at BUPA Health Assurance. He first joined BUPA in 1994.

Ecclesiastical Insurance
Harry Tomczyk is appointed corporate marketing manager at Ecclesiastical Insurance. He will also take responsibility for the management of a new technology-based customer relations system and for both internal and external communications and research.

Zenith Insurance makes several appointments (pictured from left to right). Gary Thomas is appointed underwriting operations manager. Kate McKee is appointed marketing manager. Mathew Mallett is appointed IT support manager. Jeff Harris is appointed IT development manager. Moira Murphy is appointed management accountant. Anne Cowland is appointed general claims manager. Valerie Chadwick is appointed human resources manager.

Green Flag Group
Mark Tarring is appointed financial controller of Green Flag Group. He will be responsible for managing the group's financial arrangements in relation to its breakdown rescue and affinity insurance businesses.

Independent makes two appointments. Alan Sumner is appointed regional manager at its Newcastle office. Rob Liley is appointed senior sales inspector at the Leeds office.

Amlin Aviation
James Healy-Pratt is appointed general counsel to Syndicate 284, Amlin Aviation, which is a division of Amlin Underwriting. In addition, Andrew Metcalfe is appointed claims manager and Julian Smith is appointed senior claims adjuster.


Leslie Sharp is appointed operations director of IT solution provider, Core. He was previously technical services director at Lynx Technology.

Blem Information Management
Craig Karlson is appointed account manager at Blem Information Management. He will be involved in marketing XLRAS, Blem's Excess of Loss Reinsurance Administration System, and applying his reinsurance experience to client support and product development.